A Columbus man was arrested on drunk-driving charges after a Tuesday afternoon crash.
Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department, says that just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, officers were called to the 3400 block of North Talley Road after a man crashed his pickup truck into a mailbox. The driver, 31-year-old Anthony L. Britt, reportedly told police that he swerved off the road and struck mailbox after avoiding a collision with another vehicle that was driving on the wrong side of the road.
While speaking with Britt, officers reported noticing the strong odor of alcohol on his breath. Police say that Britt failed field sobriety exercises at the scene and later provided a breath test sample that registered .123%. He was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Level of .08% to .14% and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (Endangerment).